Psychology

Survival Guide for a Stress-Free Exam Results Day

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Professor Ewan Gillon

To help distract your child's attention away from exam results, perhaps suggest going out for a walk or for lunch or encourage them to spend time doing something they enjoy whether that's shopping or going out with friends.

Are You Who They Say You Are?

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Wood

Studies show that the words we use to describe what we see, determines what we see. I encourage you to be mindful about the labels you give yourself and the labels you give others. They may be words, but these words transform into images in the mind, which can become self-fulfilling prophecies.

I Don't Do 'Perfect' When It Comes to Hoovering!

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

I gave up perfectionism decades ago! What a relief. However, I will unapologetically try for 'perfect' on some things, like making sure there are no typos in this article. (Now I know for sure some perfectionist out there is going to search for one...should I give them one?)

Can't Help Won't - Pathological Demand Avoidance SyndromeΩ

Neil Ayres | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ayres

A complex syndrome on the autism spectrum is receiving increasing attention from researchers and educators - those with the condition and their families hope that front-line clinicians won't be far behind.

Six Essential Factors That School Never Taught You About Yourself!

Sunita Pattani | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

According to the Dalai Lama, all people have one thing in common: they want to be happy. And it is true, all people do want to be happy - it's just that some of us partake in behaviours, that although may bring us some temporary relief, are also destructive to us in the long run.

Can Sports Psychiatry Really Help Athletes Like Andy Murray?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray may be a favourite to take home the title of Wimbledon Champion 2015, but he's found a way to keep a cool head. In an interview with Th...

How Do We Look When We Are Sad? Time to Change's Campaign Against Head-Clutching

Lucy Maddox | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

It's a challenge to represent emotions that are often private in a way that can be understood quickly, but the photos of people with their head in their hands tend to be stereotypical and fairly hopeless.

Can You Think Yourself Thin?

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Instead of thinking about losing weight, think about how you will lose weight and keep it off. Most people focus on the losing weight part, and think that once they lose weight, everything will be rosy after that.

Classical Conditioning: Linking 'Blurred Lines', 'Islamaphobia' and 'Cosmo's Race Controversy'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Najite Phoenix

For every well-intentioned soul who takes it upon themselves to point out any controversy in the media regarding sexism, racism or any other divisive ...

How Effective Is Hypnosis With Weight Loss?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

How you look is wrapped up with so many other notions and conceptions of yourself and virtually everybody has had concerns about their weight and what other people think about them.

The Brain During An Argument - Which Side Are You?

Karen Young | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Research has made it clear that the way we argue carries more heft in determining relationship quality than whether or not we argue, or how much. Fighting filthy will bring a relationship undone. Fighting fair will keep the connection close and intact.

The 'Work/Life Merge'- It's Official. Friend or Foe?

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

Our work and home life are no longer two separate entities. This merging of worlds has been made possible due to mobile technologies and portable WiFi, so whilst we may be out of the office in body, we're still there in mind.

Want to Get Out of Your Head?

Peter Lamont | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Lamont

We are not brains. We are people with bodies. The brain, by itself, is somewhat limited. It can't breathe. It can't eat. It can't see or hear. It can't walk or talk, smile or kiss, laugh or cry, have sex or raise children. There are all kinds of things that the brain can't do, but you can do, because you are not a brain.

Action Video Games Could Come With A Cost Later In Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

A study has claimed that people who play action video games could be at a higher risk of developing a neurological or psychiatric disorder. Carried...

Equine-Assisted Learning for the Office - Lessons from Argentina

Kismet Johnson | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kismet Johnson

On the day of my visit, the employees were set to work on leadership skills. Over the course of the day, they took part in a series of exercises which called for gradually increasing levels of physical interaction with the horses.

Emotions. Love Them or Hate Them. Just Don't Let Them Burn You Out!

Dr Bev McLagan | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bev McLagan

We have an easier way of unravelling what can seem like a myriad of sometimes vague, and often convoluted, emotions. You see, the majority of emotions we experience in response to stress and pressure usually have something to do with four general emotional themes.

Attention Seeking - Do Not Be Afraid

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Attention seeking is such a dirty word but maybe we need to discover if we are getting and giving the right amount of attention. Suspend your prejudi...

The Love Vote - How Your Partner Swings the Election

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

Which single individual is going to influence you in how to vote in the general election more than any other? Recent research suggests voters will be most swayed by a spouse.

Trolling and Disinhibition - Have We Got It Wrong?

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Like many, I had understood that trolling, and its later forms was driven by a process of disinhibition. When individuals feel they are anonymous or invisible, they start to act as if concern for others or guilt were no longer a problem...

The Popular Piece of Advice that Could Be Sabotaging Your Job Search

Marianne Stenger | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Mirroring involves subtly mimicking another person's body language or tone of voice. So if your interviewer scratches their nose, you might touch your chin, and if they cross their legs to the right, you'd cross yours the opposite way.

How to Tell If a Politician Is Lying

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

There is an old joke which asks - how to tell if a politician is lying? The answer - if they are moving their lips.

The Psychology of Political Differences

Jonathan Jong | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Jong

Elections are nigh! So, this is a dutifully timed post about the psychology of political differences. But first, a public service announcement: check ...

Questions of War

William Shield | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
William Shield

In 2009 I did my first tour of Afghanistan. I was based out of Kandahar airfield as part as RBGS (regional battle group south). This meant, that for the southern region we were available to anyone that needed help on an operation...

Pavlov's Purple: Why Logos Make Me Hungry

Dr. Margaret Leitch | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Margaret Leitch

The discussion of food cues and appetite is not new. Pavlov could be considered the grandfather of psychology, along with his bells, dogs, and ability to teach animals to salivate to ringing sounds in addition to dinner food.

Why We Should Talk More About Death

Jonathan Jong | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Jong

We are all going to die, but we barely want to think about it, talk about it, or prepare for it in any way. Only three in 10 people in the UK have prepared their wills, and probably fewer still have made any decisions about how they want to die.